Skulle du have lyst til en gang multiplayer-action i Gears of War 4, kan du i dag forsøge dig med en nyfortolkning af de to kendte maps: Blood Drive og Clocktower. The Coalition har nu gjort en større patch tilgængelig, som også tilføjer hele 280 nye “cards” / kort. Dertil er der 13 nye skins og meget mere.

The Coalition har også udsendt to trailers, som demonstrerer begge multiplayer maps. Dertil er der indført et system, som forsøger at komme folk der smutter / quitter kampe til livs. Der er tale om en række små midlertidige straffe, som forhåbentlig bør afskrække gamere med de tendenser bare lidt:

Combatting quitting has been a top priority for us at the studio. We’ve been working hard since launch to introduce new punitive measures in Gears of War 4 that encourage staying to the end of the match and actively participating in Core and Competitive play.

As of TU3, we’re introducing new features as a first phase of updates to combat quitting in Core / Competitive. As of this update, players who quit a Core or Competitive Match will now be suspended from all matchmaking of any kind for a limited time to discourage drop out behavior – with the biggest time punishments going to the first player to quit the match. In addition, the more you quit, the longer the suspension you will receive from playing matchmaking.

If your connection temporarily dropped or your pet tripped the power cable, all is not lost. Players can rejoin the match they left (provided it’s still in progress) for up to 5 minutes from the time they quit through a new ‘Rejoin Match’ option in the main Versus menu. Rejoining and completing the match will result in no penalties.

With these new features, we hope to see a major improvement in player mentality to committing to a match in Core and Competitive. We have further quit penalty and balanced match features in the works – including Core/Competitive pre-game lobbies – coming in future Title Updates to further improve the online experience.

– Players leaving a Core/Competitive game early will now be suspended from matchmaking
– Players can rejoin a Core/Competitive match within 5 minutes of being dropped or quitting from an option in the main Versus menu
– Rejoining and completing a match will remove the matchmaking suspension time
– Added functionality to display matchmaking suspension time (including to your Squad Leader). You will not be able to matchmake if your Squad contains a suspended user until their suspension has completed.

Du bør lige tage forbi Gears of War 4 forummet, hvis du vil læse de ganske intensive fulde patch notes.